2013 ORS § 307.527¹
Ordinance approving or disapproving application
  • application fee

(1) Final action upon an application by the governing body shall be in the form of an ordinance or resolution that shall contain the owners name and address, a description of the housing unit, either the legal description of the property or the county assessors property account number, any specific conditions upon which the approval of the application is based and if only a portion of the property is approved, a description of the portion that is approved.

(2) Following approval, the governing body shall file with the county assessor and send to the applicant a copy of the ordinance or resolution approving or disapproving the application. The copy shall contain or be accompanied by a notice explaining the grounds for possible termination of the exemption prior to the end of the exemption period or thereafter, and the effects of termination. In addition, the governing body shall file with the county assessor a document listing the same information otherwise required to be in an ordinance or resolution under subsection (1) of this section, as to each application deemed approved under this section.

(3) If the application is denied, the governing body shall state in writing the reasons for denial and send the notice of denial to the applicant within 10 days after the denial. The notice shall inform the applicant of the right to appeal under ORS 307.533 (Review).

(4) The governing body, after consultation with the county assessor, shall establish an application fee in an amount sufficient to cover the cost to be incurred by the governing body and the county assessor in administering ORS 307.515 (Definitions for ORS 307.515 to 307.523) to 307.523 (Time for filing application). The application fee shall be paid to the governing body at the time the application for exemption is filed. If the application is approved, the governing body shall pay the application fee to the county assessor for deposit in the county general fund, after first deducting that portion of the fee attributable to its own administrative costs in processing the application. If the application is denied, the governing body shall retain that portion of the application fee attributable to its own administrative costs and shall refund the balance to the applicant. [1989 c.803 §7; 1995 c.79 §122; 2013 c.193 §6]